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Italian Art of Papermaking is Subject of New LOC Publication

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Screen Shot 2016-11-16 at 9.38.53 AM.png When the Arab art of papermaking by hand came to the Italian peninsula in the 13th century, the city of ...
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When the Arab art of papermaking by hand came to the Italian peninsula in the 13th century, the city of Fabriano was well-positioned to become the heart of the artisan craft. Published by the Library of Congress in association with Oak Knoll Press, "Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking" by Sylvia Rodgers Albro describes the role that this Italian city played in the craft. Albro, a senior paper conservator at the Library of Congress, details technical advancements introduced in Fabriano, including machinery and equipment, use of watermarks and improvements in the physical processes of papermaking. As a result of these innovations, Fabriano and other centers in Italy developed along similar lines. Italian hand-made paper ...
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Würdigung des Reichenauer Mönchs Hermann

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Assessment of the Reichenauer monk Hermann
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Reichenau – Als „Wunder unserer Zeit“ wurde der Reichenauer Mönch Hermann der Lahme (1013-1054) bereits im 11. Jahrhundert gewürdigt.
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Reichenau - as a "Wonder of our time" of Reichenau monk Hermann the lame (1013-1054) was appreciated already in the 11th century.
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Ein neues Buch ?er den Reichenauer M?ch Hermann w?digt seine Verdienste im Mittelalter. Es stellt ein umfassendes Bild des Universalgelehrten dar. Reichenau ? Als ?Wunder unserer Zeit? wurde der Reichenauer M?ch Hermann der Lahme (1013-1054) bereits im 11. Jahrhundert gew?digt. Und die Bewunderung f? das thematisch, musisch und wissenschaftlich vielf?tige Werk dieses k?perlich schwer behinderten Universalgelehrten h?t bis heute an. Das neue Buch ?Hermann der Lahme ? Reichenauer M?ch und Universalgelehrter des 11. Jahrhunderts? bietet nun erstmals einen umfassenden ?erblick ?er Hermanns Leben und sein breites intellektuelles und kreatives Werk: als Mathematiker und Astronom, als Dichter, Musiker und Geschichtsschreiber.?Es war die Absicht...
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The fascinating world of medieval manuscripts

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Having chosen a representative range of various medieval books, Chapter One begins with “The Gospels of Saint Augustine” (late sixth century) ...
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Dr Christopher de Hamel’s perseverance and a lifetime of work have resulted in a splendid study of 12 texts spanning 1,000 yearsDr Christopher de Hamel has achieved an unmatchable feat. His recently released book, “Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts”, places him in the category of the finest writers (with his irresistible wit and enthusiasm) as he takes readers on a journey around 12 of the most precious medieval texts. Spectacularly illustrated, the book includes the world’s greatest collections spanning 1,000 years from the late sixth to the 16th centuries.Author of numerous books, he challenges in the introduction: “Try to have the ‘Book of Kells’ removed from its glass case in Dublin so that you can turn the pages. It won’t happen....
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The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong – in pictures

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The sixth-century abbot was said to have navigated the Atlantic, overcoming demons and creatures while discovering various islands. At one point, he ...
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The Nuremberg Chronicle Other mythical humanoid races thought to exist in distant parts can be found on this map, which accompanied the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493. The fanciful beings, originating from stories of antiquity, include a six-armed man, a six-fingered man, a centaur, a four-eyed man from a coastal tribe in Ethiopia; a dog-headed man from the Simien Mountains and a Cyclops Photograph: Altea Gallery
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Archäologen entdecken älteste christliche Siedlung Englands

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Archaeologists discover oldest Christian settlement in England
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Archäologen haben in der englischen Grafschaft Norfolk die bislang ältesten Überreste eines angelsächsischen Friedhofs gefunden. Er soll Zeugnis ...
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Archaeologists have found the oldest so far remains of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in the English County of Norfolk. He should witness...
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Nach Angaben der Wissenschaftler soll es sich um die ersten Siedlungen von Christen in England handeln. Bei den Ausgrabungen wurden 81 seltene Holz- und Baumstammgräber sowie die Reste einer Kapelle entdeckt. Die Funde werden auf das 7. bis 9. Jahrhundert datiert. Der Direktor der englischen Denkmalpflegebehörde sprach von einer bedeutenden Entdeckung. Die Gräber wurden im Vorfeld von Bauarbeiten für einen See und Hochwasserschutzanlagen entdeckt. Stand: 16.11.2016, 12:27
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The fascinating world of medieval manuscripts

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About “The Morgan Beatus” (mid-10th century), Morgan Library and Museum, New York, he writes: “The standard rules sent out several days in ...
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Dr Christopher de Hamel’s perseverance and a lifetime of work have resulted in a splendid study of 12 texts spanning 1,000 yearsDr Christopher de Hamel has achieved an unmatchable feat. His recently released book, “Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts”, places him in the category of the finest writers (with his irresistible wit and enthusiasm) as he takes readers on a journey around 12 of the most precious medieval texts. Spectacularly illustrated, the book includes the world’s greatest collections spanning 1,000 years from the late sixth to the 16th centuries.Author of numerous books, he challenges in the introduction: “Try to have the ‘Book of Kells’ removed from its glass case in Dublin so that you can turn the pages. It won’t happen....
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Three US exhibits commemorate Reformation anniversary

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It is these protests against the sale of indulgences and against other abuses in the Catholic church of the late Middle Ages that launched the ...
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Walking in the footsteps of Martin Luther requires a good deal of shoe leather and physical stamina. German scholars are still turning out papers on how many kilometers the world's most famous Protestant reformer actually walked. Biographies indicate the Augustinian friar visited or lived in some 50 places in Germany — most in the East Central regions of the country. The only means of transport in Luther's late 15th and early 16th centuries were horses and oxen- or horse-drawn carts. Luther describes just such journeys in his notes as well as walks that required several days and a few overnights in local inns or with people he knew or met along the way. While not a marathoner, it is safe to conclude that the renowned Luther clocked thous...
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Anglo-Saxon coffins found in England may shed light on early Christians

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Coffins made from hollowed-out tree trunks were first seen in Europe in the early Bronze Age and reappeared in the early Middle Ages. This is the first ...
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NORTHAMPTON, England A rare discovery of 81 Anglo-Saxon coffins made from the hollowed-out trunks of oak trees may provide new insights into how people lived in the early days of Christianity in Britain, archaeologists said on Wednesday.The coffins, which date back to the 7th-9th centuries, were uncovered at a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery on a site called Great Ryburgh in Norfolk, eastern England, where six rare plank-lined graves were also found.Evidence suggesting the cemetery served a community of early Christians includes a timber structure thought to be a church or chapel, wooden grave markers and a lack of grave goods that would have been expected at pagan burial sites."This find is a dramatic example of how new evidence...
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The fascinating world of medieval manuscripts

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The “Book of Kells” (late eighth century), Trinity College, Dublin, has reportedly been stolen twice. It takes its name from the town which once owned it ...
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Dr Christopher de Hamel’s perseverance and a lifetime of work have resulted in a splendid study of 12 texts spanning 1,000 yearsDr Christopher de Hamel has achieved an unmatchable feat. His recently released book, “Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts”, places him in the category of the finest writers (with his irresistible wit and enthusiasm) as he takes readers on a journey around 12 of the most precious medieval texts. Spectacularly illustrated, the book includes the world’s greatest collections spanning 1,000 years from the late sixth to the 16th centuries.Author of numerous books, he challenges in the introduction: “Try to have the ‘Book of Kells’ removed from its glass case in Dublin so that you can turn the pages. It won’t happen....
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Unter Tränen küsste er die Reliquie

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Tearfully, he kissed the relic
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Wie kaum ein anderer prägte er das 14. Jahrhundert. Grund genug, ihm nach der großen Schau in Prag im Frühjahr nun im Germanischen ...
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Like no other, he coined the 14 century. Reason enough to him to the big show in Prague in the spring now in the Germanic...
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Kaiser Karl IV., Detail auf einer Votivtafel um 1370, Tempera auf Holz. In diesem Jahr gibt es einen besonderes Jubil?um. Karl IV. (1316–1378), K?nig von B?hmen und Kaiser des Heiligen R?mischen Reiches deutscher Nation, wurde vor 700 Jahren geboren und und das Gedenken an ihn beschert den Besuchern in N?rnberg ein F?lle an gro?artigen Exponaten. Wie kaum ein anderer pr?gte er das 14. Jahrhundert. Grund genug, ihm nach der gro?en Schau in Prag im Fr?hjahr nun im Germanischen Nationalmuseum in N?rnberg eine umfassende Ausstellung zu widmen. Die Tafel- und Buchmalereien, Skulpturen, Goldschmiedearbeiten, aber auch Textilien, Kunstgewerbe, Mosaiken und Urkunden lassen eine ganze Epoche wieder entstehen. Sie geben beredtes Zeugnis eines Herr...
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